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Yasser Arafat's body exhumed

The body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has been exhumed over allegations that he was poisoned. Mr Arafat died in Paris in 2004 aged 75 after a short, mystery illness.

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Report: Yasser Arafat's body 'has been exhumed'

Palestinian officials say the remains of former leader Yasser Arafat have been exhumed over allegations that he was poisoned, the Associated Press reported.

Mr Arafat died in November 2004 in a French military hospital, a month after he suddenly fell ill.

He was later buried at a limestone mausoleum in Ramallah.

Allegations of foul play immediately surfaced, with many Palestinians pointing the finger at Israel, but it has denied any wrongdoing.

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